In the latest segment of our “Power Player’s” series, we interviewed Mississippi Democratic Party Chairman Rickey L. Cole of Ovett. Rickey has been a leader within the Democratic Party in one capacity or another for over 20 years and is currently serving as both the executive director and chair.
A farmer at heart and by profession, Rickey was the party’s nominee for Commissioner of Agriculture in 2007 narrowly losing to Lester Spell, who you may recall was a Democrat until he “evolved” into a republican in the summer of 2005. Rickey served as chairman of the party from 2000-2004 and was elected last year to take the reins again for the 2012-2016 term.
In a recent message to supporters, Chairman Cole was quoted as saying ” The Mississippi Democratic Party has been hard at work, revamping our infrastructure and building the necessary resources to help our candidates win in June”. He went on to say ” From strong incumbents to protect to exciting first time candidates to support, we are excited about the Democratic talent that will be on general election ballots across Mississippi”.